Knockanure Notes — 6th March, 2016

PARISH RETREAT EVENING IN ARDFERT:  On Wed 9th March, from 7.30pm to 10pm.

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre.
The next social day for the Active Retirement takes place on Monday 14th March 2016 at 1pm.
Music by Stevie Donegan. All Welcome. If attending it’s important to please ring office on 068 49799. New members especially welcome.

LOTTO: Numbers drawn 4th of March 2016; 9 – 24 – 14 – 29, No winner.
Lucky Dip Winners of €25 each were: 1. Kate O’Connor Kilmeaney Kilmorna.2. Martin Stack – Tullahinall. 3. John Barrett – C/O Kevin’s. 4. Pat Guerin – C/O Kevin’s. 5. Pa Woulfe – Colberts Tce, Abbeyfeale. This week’s jackpot €12700.

DEATH: Mary Cronin of Mail Road Cross, Moyvane. And late of Billericay, Essex. Mary died in Essex on Saturday, the 13th of February, 2016. Deeply regretted by her brother Mike Joe, sister Noreen, sister-in-law Eileen, brother-in-law Ron, niece Aine, and nephew Tim. Requiem Mass for Mary  Cronin was celebrated on Saturday, the 27th of February, at Moyvane Church followed by burial in Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure, Moyvane.

DEATH: Nora Mary King, nee Mulvihill, age 76, Native of Moyvane, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Loving wife of the late Thomas P. King, Sr.; loving mother of Barbara (Kieran) Moran, Mary Jo (Duane) Hoke, Kathleen, John (Julie), Patrick (Stacey), Michael (Jeannette) and the late Thomas, Jr.; proud grandmother of Eileen and Breda Moran, Jerry, Eire, Riley and Aria Hoke and Ian King; cherished great-grandmother of Eva Gail Hoke; dear sister of Patrick (Chris) and Tom (Lily) Mulvihill and the late Nicholas (the late Bridie) Mulvihill, Maureen (the late Ned) Sheehy and Denis (the late Eileen) Mulvihill; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews and friend of many. Nora Mary King was laid to rest on 29th 2  2016, Interment Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside

DEATH of Joan “Fitz” Furlong born Joan Fitzmaurice on July 16, 1938,at coilagurteen, Moyvane, died Feb. 20, 2016. Resident of Pleasanton. She immigrated to the Bay Area after marrying her husband, Patrick in 1961. In 1962 Joan gave birth to her one and only son, Bryan. Joan is survived by her son Bryan, daughter in law, Anne, sisters Mary, Bernie and brother Seamus, sister in laws, Eileen, Linda, Marjorie and Claartje, brother in laws, John, Tony, Henry and Paddy, nieces and nephews. Joan worked at the Irish Consulate in San Francisco, a job she loved. Celebration of Joan’s life was held March 4th at our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2808 Lake Shore Drive, Oakland, CA.

ANNIVERSARIES: Johnny Dunford, Paddy Lysaght, Dan Enright, Billy Casey, Sonny Lawrence Harnett, Michael Kissane, Sr. Pius O’Farrell, Bridie Flavin, Margaret Wallace, Mikey Shanahan, Alice Barrett, Mary Stack, Eileen Eagan, Mick Liston, Betty Goulding, Peg Hodsoll, Margaret Mulvihill, Tom Flaherty, Bill Hudson, Mary O’Keeffe, Pat Kennelly, Rose Galvin, Patrick Hughes, Tess Stack.
Mass Moyvane; Mon 7th at 7.30pm for Anne Flahavan. Thurs 10th at 7.30pm for Margaret Mulvihill and husband Mίcheάl. Fri 11th at 7.30pm for Patrick Hughes. Sat 12th at 7.30pm for Maureen Kinane. Knockanure, Tues 8th at 7.30pm for Catherine O’Connor.

MASS for Lent; Kockanure, Tues 8th at 7.00pm  Stations Followed by Mass. Thurs 10th at 10.00am   Stations with Communion. Friday 11th at 7.30 Lenten  Mass. Moyvane, Mon 7th at  7.00pm, Stations Followed by Mass. Wed 9th at 7.30am Lenten Mass. Fri 11th at 2.30pm  Stations-Children & Parents.

SYMPATHY: At a recent meeting of the Board of Management of Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure the following votes of sympathy were passed: The McMahon family Lissaniskea on the death of Tom Mulvihill Moyvane. The Cunningham family Kilbaha on the death of Anne. The O’ Keeffe family, Kilmeaney on the death of Irene. The O’ Connor family Tarbert on the death of Der
The  Donegan family, Kilbaha on the death of Sister Rita. The Leahy family Kilmeaney on the death of Timothy. The O’ Flaherty family Moyvane on the death of Elly Mai. The O’Brien/Holly family  on the death of Emma.

ARTICLE on Suicide written by Fr. McNamara our P.P. is in the March 2016 edition of Intercom.

RUN: Tralee International Marathon on Saturday 12th March 2016, several locals will take part in event.

CELEBRATING THE JUBILEE OF MERCY AT KNOCK SHRINE Knock Shrine is holding a free weekend event on March 12th and 13th to celebrate the Jubilee of Mercy.

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  AGM will take place on Tues 15th at 9pm in Marian Hall.
Also for National Tree Week there will be a tree planting event on Sun 13th at 12noon, at the Bruach na Gaille entrance to the Woodwalk (adjacent to the soccer pitch).

ICA Sold daffodils after mass last weekend. They also will sell Teas and Treats at the Bingo Moyvane on Thursday 10th. Next ICA meeting on Tuesday 8th at 8pm.


EVENTS: Fashion Show: Abha Bhan parish park Loughill/Ballyhahill presents a Spring /summer fashion show on Friday 11th March at Ceol Corbrai community hall Glin.
Glin Day Care Centre: The open days for March are as follows: Wednesday 9th March the group attending are from Listowel and Rathkeale.  Thursday 24th March and the group attending will be Glin, Athea, Moyvane, Ballylongford and Shanagolden.  For further information please contact the office on 068 26033. Abbeyfeale ICA is organising a Talk on Mental Health to be delivered by Aoife Farrel, Development Officer, on Tuesday 15th March at the Further Education and Training Centre  (Old VEC Centre)  Mount Mahon at 7.30 pm. This is an open meeting and anyone and everyone is welcome. National Tree Week from Sunday 6th to Sunday 13th March.
Fairtrade 20 years in Ireland. This year we are celebrating 20 years since the launch of the first Irish Fairtrade product.

GREAT to see all who kept the adoration for 24 hours in Listowel & a special thanks to the 14 Priests who also attended.

LISTOWEL  PIONEERS:  Any adults interested in being involved with the Listowel Pioneer Centre, or in becoming new members, are invited to attend a meeting, in the Parish Meeting Room, on Thursday, 10th March, 2016, at 7.00pm.  Also, anyone interested in receiving a Silver or Gold Jubilee Pin, is asked to drop his/her name in on the night also.

NORTH KERRY COLLEGE WILL HAVE ITS OPEN DAY for its Post Leaving Certificate Courses and VTOS  programme on Wednesday March 9th from 1pm to 7pm. All are welcome or ring 06821023.

EASTER CAMP Details of Listowel Family Resource Centre’s two week Easter Camp are; Week 1 21st to 25th March 5 days Week 2 Tuesday 29th March to Friday 1st April 4 days 9.30 to 1.30 €12 a day per child BREAKFAST, LUNCH And SNACKS INCLUDED. Further details from Patricia Lyons on 068 23584.

ALZHEIMER CARERS SUPPORT GROUP The March meeting of the Alzheimer Carers Support Group takes place on Tuesday March 8 at 12 noon in Listowel Family Resource Centre.

LISTOWEL PARISH CONFIRMATION DAY:  Bishop, Ray Browne will confirm 76  candidates on Friday  March 11th beginning at Hospital Chapel with Nano Nagle School at 11.00 a.m. &  Parish Confirmation in St. Mary’s Church at 3.00 p.m. Listowel Church will also be the venue for Duagh Parish Confirmation which will be taking place on Monday, March 14th at 11.00 a.m.

CONCERT: Traditional fundraising variety concert by West Limerick traditional singing club on Saturday March 12 in Fr Casey’s GAA club, Abbeyfeale. The concert will include a variety of Traditional Musicians, Singers, Storytellers and dancers. West Limerick singing club are also hosting a night of songs in remembrance of 1916 on Friday April 1st in the Ramble Inn, Abbeyfeale at their monthly singing session which takes place on the 1st Friday of every month.

UNITING OUR FLAMES OF FAITH:  a gathering of prayer groups and people of prayer from the Diocese of Kerry will be held in Killarney on Saturday 12th March at the Church of the Resurrection at 11.30 a.m. concluding with concelebrated Mass with Bishop Ray Browne at 4 p.m.  Beverages and sandwiches will be supplied.

EMIGRANT  SERVICES  ANNUAL  DIOCESAN  COLLECTION  will be taken up at all Masses (after Communion), Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th March, 2016.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Year of Mercy. A Course on Faith by Fr. Sean Sheehy on Wed. 9th March at 7.00pm. Padre Pio by Michael Clifford on Mon. 14th March at 7.00pm. For further details please contact 066 7134276.

COLBERT: The Family History of Con Colbert .
As part of Ireland 2016 Centenary Year, Limerick Genealogy is researching the family of Con Colbert. Cornelius Francis Colbert was one of the two Limerick men executed for his involvement in the Easter Rising 1916. Our research is to culminate in a public exhibition in Newcastle West Library, Newcastle West to be launched on Thursday 10th March 2016 at 8.00pm. Some more details can be found here –
Our planned exhibition, entitled Roots of the Rising: the Family History of Con Colbert, aims to illustrate the rich genealogy of the Colbert family, in co-operation with descendants of the extended family. We are still looking for family photographs, records and other memorabilia to incorporate into the research and public exhibition and we would love to invite to our launch any descendants of the extended family or indeed members of the local community who might be interested in attending. Guest speaker on the night is John O’Callaghan, author of 16 Lives: Con Colbert.
If you would like further details or have any questions about the above, you can contact myself or my colleague Aoife Ryan by email, at [email protected], or by phone, at 61 496542.

DIOCESE OF KERRY MUSIC MINISTRY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE A meeting for those interested in developing Music Ministry with Young People (youth choirs/folk groups/youth cantors, etc.) will be held on: Thursday, March 10th at 7:30pm in the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney.  The purpose of the meeting is to explore ways of developing and resourcing youth music ministry in the Diocese of Kerry.  For more information contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or email [email protected]

THOUGHT: I know for me, going back to the person I’ve bad-mouthed or lied to is absolutely humiliating! But isn’t it interesting that “humiliating” has the same root word as “humility”? Part of humility is taking responsibility for my sin and asking forgiveness even when it doesn’t feel good. God wants to heal and restore your relationships, but it’s not easy. Chip Ingram.

GET READY FOR THE CHARITIES ACT: West Limerick Resources is running two workshops for community groups to help them prepare for changes in regulation that come into force on April 16th.  Workshop 1 on Thursday March 10th from 7-9pm will look at the implication of the Charities Act on your organization and how to ensure you are compliant.  Workshop 2 on Tuesday March 15th from 7- 9pm will examine the Governance Code and how your organization could benefit by signing up.  Both workshops will take place in West Limerick Resources offices, St Mary’s Road, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick.  Contact: Irene at [email protected] or 087 2298204.

ST JOHN’S: 7th – 8th, 11th, 14th – 15th   BEAUTY AND THE BEAST / OLIVER TWIST
Theatrix Stage School present end of term performances directed by Jo Jordan.
Tues 8th   INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION. All welcome 10am-12 noon.  In association with N.E.W.K.D.
Wed 9th   THE QUIET LAND.A play by Malachy McKenna, directed by Bairbre Ní Chaoimh and presented by Bewley’s Theatre.  Award winning drama featuring Des Keogh and Derry Power.  A heartfelt tribute to a rare breed of forgotten men who live a long way off the road.
Thu 10th   THE BEST OF TRADITIONAL. With Donegal fiddle player Bríd Harper, Tony O Connell – concertina and Gearóid Ó Duinnín – guitar.
Sat 12th   PADDY DENNEHY & THE RED HERRING. A folk group which draws influences from Tom Waits, Randy Newman, George Gershwin,  Louis Armstrong & Billie Holiday. Everything from the early 1900’s to the present day.
Sun 13th – 31st RECENT WORK An exhibition of work by Listowel artist, Amy Sheehy.  Opening Sun 13th of March @8pm.  All Welcome
Wed 16th   CHAROLAIS. A black comedy of love, longing and one woman’s intense rivalry with a Charolais Heifer.  Written and performed by   Noni  Stapleton,  presented  by  Bigger Picture Projects and developed by Fishamble; The New Play Company.

BOOK: Bishop Brendan Leahy and Veritas Publications invite you to the launch of THE END OF ALL THINGS EARTHLY, Faith Profiles of the 1916 Leaders, Edited by David Bracken.
To be launched by Dr Kenneth Kearon Church of Ireland Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe, Tuesday, 15 March at 6.30 p.m. Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Rd, Limerick

NORTH KERRY PASTORAL AREA PILGRIMAGE TO ROME FOR THE SPECIAL YEAR OF MERCY: October 9th to 14th, led by Fr. Padraig Kennelly, Fr. John Lawlor and Fr. Noel Spring.

Los Angeles Herald, Number 216, 11 July 1921
SPOKANK. July 11.—Asked for. $3OO by a robber with a gun. Father James Kennelly vicar of Gonzaga University, went to get the $300. He came back with a policeman. The footpad is in jail today.

San Francisco Call, Volume 87, Number 113, 23 March 1902
Judge Dunne sentenced John Reede, a bay pirate, yesterday, to nine years In Folsom Penitentiary, for burglary In the first degree, for stealing a quantity of white lead belonging to Whittier, Fuller & Co.
Jeremiah Kennelly was sentenced to four years in San Quentin for grand larceny for stealing a watch from Robert Oenes of Menlo Park, and Edward Collins was sentenced to six years in San Quentin for an attempt to commit a criminal assault.

Easter Rising 24 April 1916, 254 civilians killed,2,217 civilians wounded. Total killed: 466
One witness recalls seeing people in the Gresham Hotel with jewellery they had bought from the looters. In his memoir, On Another Man’s Wound, Ernie O’Malley recalled arriving onto Sackville Street and being pestered by looters hawking their booty: “Diamond rings and pocketsful of gold watches were selling for sixpence and a shilling, and one was cursed if one did not buy.”
Meanwhile, Volunteers with batons tried in vain to protect business, and the journalist Francis Sheehy Skeffington, who would not survive Easter week, stood atop a tram car and pleaded with people not to steal.
One Volunteer described witnessing looters carrying a stolen piano from the direction of Mary’s Lane. They ignored warnings to stop, and only did so after a volley was fired over their heads. The would-be plunderers scarpered, leaving the piano in the middle of the street.
The bizarre sights didn’t end there. Several Volunteers broke into the Waxworks Museum and were soon to be seen parading up and down in all manner of outlandish costumes.
The looting lasted for most of the week. Citizens had gone mad and no manner of threats or impeachments would dissuade them from their path.

In his book, Dear, Dirty Dublin: A City in Distress, 1899-1916, Joseph O’Brien wrote that “according to police statistics for 1916, 425 persons were proceeded against for looting during the rebellion and 398 of these were either fined or imprisoned”.

The Irish Independent reported on May 11, 1916, how a mother and daughter had been charged with being in illegal possession of “two mattresses, one pillow, eight window curtains, one lady’s corset.. one top coat, two ladies coats, five ladies hats and four chairs.”

In the same news report, it was noted that two ladies from Camden Street had been prosecuted for being in possession of, among other things, “3lbs of tea, 12 boxes of sweet herbs…some lemonade and cornflower.” The constable told the court that the accused told him: “We were looting, like the rest. We had a bit out of it, too!” They were sentenced to a month in prison each.

The testimony of Royal Irish Regiment Sergeant Flethcher-Desborough, found in the Bureau of Military History, states that “months after the end of the Rising, flower sellers and paper vendors round the pillar, sported fur coats and bejewelled fingers, which they could never have bought with the profits from their flower selling.”

Belfast Newsletter
papers if published will disclose proof of a remarkable series of plots and conspiracies, not only against Ireland, but against all our colonial possessions. The papers, it will be remembered were discovered by Government detectives when the New York office of Captain Von Papen, the disgraced German Military Attache was raided and Von Igel, Von Papen’s secretary was arrested. The raid on Von Papen’s office was one of the sequels to the disclosures which the German spy, Von Der Goltz made when he was arrested in England. The German Ambassador at Washington at first made strong demands that Von Igel’s papers were official; that they were, therefore, precluded from seizure, and must be handed over to him without examination. Now he has changed front, by admitting that they are not official, to escape from the difficulty of having to identify them as such, and thus implicating the German Embassy in the conspiracies against the United States which they disclose. The ground he now takes up is that the papers are personal belongings of an Embassy Attache and as such are immune from seizure. The Department of Justice, it is said, will hold that documents relating to plots against the security of the State are not immune from seizure and the security of the State is certainly involved in plots to foment rebellion in Ireland.
Little doubt now exists that the Sinn Féiners were partly financed by hyphenated Americans of Irish and German descent…
Now, are we to suppose that our own Government was ignorant of the close connection thus revealed between the enemy and the Sinn Féin propaganda in Ireland? That is preposterous. It is precluded by the fact that it was upon the confessions of Von Der Goltz that Von Igel was arrested at Von Papon’s private office in New York and the incriminating papers seized. John Devoy the editor of the “Gaelic American” the organ of the American Sinn Féiners, is threatening to accuse the President of the responsibility for the sinking of Sir Roger Casement’s ammunition ship, on account of the warnings given by a member of the Administration to the British Government. He charges that this is the “most disgraceful and dishonourable act ever committed by an American President – a deliberate violation of neutrality”

Some 4.9 million men were enlisted in the British army between 1914 and 1918, of whom 2.4 million enlisted prior to the introduction of conscription and 2.5 million after it. It is calculated that only 1.3 million men were actually conscripted.
only 16,500 claims for exemption were made on the grounds of conscience between 1916 and 1918 when compared, to over a million exemptions granted on medical grounds in the last 12 months of the war alone.

NIAGRA: The flow rate over Niagara Falls is at least 100,000 cubic feet per second, which is mandated by law. The Niagara River supplies a total of about 292,000 cubic feet per second to the falls, but much of it is diverted into tunnels to generate electric power. they’re required to leave at least 100,000  cubic feet per second flowing over the falls. (50,000 at night or during the off-season).


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